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Old 04-01-2009, 03:48 PM   #11
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You might want to read this article: http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_...o_get_stronger

Personally, I am wary of heavy squatting to great depth barefoot or in barefoot mimicking shoes. I go barefoot/Fivefingers in my gym for everything but squatting. For squats I wear my weightlifting shoes.

I really like the Sanuk brand that is mentioned in the link above. Super comfy and minimalist.
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Old 04-01-2009, 03:51 PM   #12
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Come on Allen...I have worn one pair of 5 fingers out wearing them in public. It does make for a good conversation piece. I would wear them all the time if it weren't for the snow in MN. Back to the thread...I have a pair of Free 5.0 trainers. Bought them when they first came out. Kind of ugly but they work. I only do METCONs in them. I have kicked around the idea of wrestling shoes too.
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Old 04-01-2009, 04:02 PM   #13
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Asics Onitsuka Tigers gets my vote hands down.

We now have at least 10 folks wearing them at our place
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Old 04-01-2009, 05:30 PM   #14
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Personally, I am wary of heavy squatting to great depth barefoot or in barefoot mimicking shoes. I go barefoot/Fivefingers in my gym for everything but squatting. For squats I wear my weightlifting shoes.

I really like the Sanuk brand that is mentioned in the link above. Super comfy and minimalist.
Agreed on both points.
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:14 PM   #15
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As soon as I get some more pairs of toe socks, my Vibrams will become my everyday shoes, right now I only wear them on weekends due to a toe sock shortage...

If you get the all-black ones with the black socks, they are less noticeable.
My all-black VFF Flows look like gorilla feet on me when I wear them with pants. They look quite stylish when I'm wearing shorts though, which I just started doing last week.

And the socks are overpriced. Injiji has a damn monopoly on plain colored, normal sized toe socks. I bought ten pairs of white socks. Every one of them has gotten a permanent brown/grey stain on the bottom after wearing them once.
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Old 04-02-2009, 08:33 AM   #16
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Asics Onitsuka Tigers gets my vote hands down.

We now have at least 10 folks wearing them at our place
adidas sambas, use them for pretty much everyhting except squatting including walking/conditioning stuff with vest.
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Old 04-02-2009, 09:24 AM   #17
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My all-black VFF Flows look like gorilla feet on me when I wear them with pants. They look quite stylish when I'm wearing shorts though, which I just started doing last week.

And the socks are overpriced. Injiji has a damn monopoly on plain colored, normal sized toe socks. I bought ten pairs of white socks. Every one of them has gotten a permanent brown/grey stain on the bottom after wearing them once.
There's always the rainbow-colored toe socks on EBay...

Actually, I refer to my VFFs as my "gorilla feet". Patients have all gotten a kick out of them (not literally..).
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There's always the rainbow-colored toe socks on EBay...

Actually, I refer to my VFFs as my "gorilla feet". Patients have all gotten a kick out of them (not literally..).
HAHA. People are always fascinated when I wiggle my toes.

If it weren't for the price, I think it would catch on more.
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Old 04-02-2009, 03:03 PM   #19
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I love my Dunlop Volleys. I use them for everything, and they're so cheap! They might be available only in Australia, though.

Now that I'm in Canada, I'm definitely getting a pair of VFFs.
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Old 04-03-2009, 01:44 PM   #20
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So by the looks of all your replys it would seems as though anything classified as a sneaker would be out of the question? If not, what would you classify as a traditional sneaker (i.e. cross trainer, running [stability, motion control, etc.], basketball, etc) that is the least harmfl? It would seem as though thats the best way to look at it. I may just buy a good sneaker and lift barefoot at this rate.
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